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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Jul 9, 2010
movies
eye 6,585
favorite 8
comment 3
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Singing Wheels has to be one of the central films of the Prelinger Archives. This one has it all -...

Story: Morgan Gibney and James Prindle. Director: H.L. Roberts. Photographer: Orlando Lippert and George Hoover. Music: Edwin E. Ludig. Lyrics: Maurice H. Stoller.
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Singing Wheels has to be one of the central films of the Prelinger Archives. This one has it all -...

Prelinger Archives
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Feb 5, 2005
movies
eye 7,571
favorite 23
comment 4
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Story of our Flag Rocks! This copy has definately been used many times over and over in classrooms,...

Follows the evolution of the flag of the United States from the colonial flags to the stars and stripes of today. Shows by animation the development of the western territories into the present states and how this development effected changes in the flag. Narrator: Douglas Hamilton.
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Story of our Flag Rocks! This copy has definately been used many times over and over in classrooms,...

Prelinger Archives
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Mar 30, 2016
movies
eye 5,110
favorite 7
comment 8
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This is one of the films I like, a voyage to simpler, trusting times. Having watched some of the...

A short-tempered policeman, played by Victor McLaghlan, acts nice to a new Chevy owner and starts a kindness chain reaction in small town.
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This is one of the films I like, a voyage to simpler, trusting times. Having watched some of the...

Prelinger Archives
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Apr 19, 2008
movies
eye 5,442
favorite 11
comment 2
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A well-made mid 60's classroom film about San Francisco. Shows the development and landmarks, the...

Topics: San Francisco: History, California: History and Culture

A well-made mid 60's classroom film about San Francisco. Shows the development and landmarks, the...

Prelinger Archives
May 13, 2009
movies
eye 11,727
favorite 19
comment 6

Ken and three friends steal boards to make backstop for baseball field. Ken suffers from guilt & sees family lawyer who helps him develop respect for laws. Ken then helps other boys settle accounts with the construction company. Explains the importance of law in keeping order in a society. Shows that respect for the law is developed by a realization that law represents accumulated wisdom, that it is in harmony with laws of nature and that it is necessary to prevent trouble. Director: Gil...
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 3,051
favorite 7
comment 3

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Jul 26, 2003
movies
eye 1,988
favorite 5
comment 1

An episode of the television show "Confidential File". Hosted by Paul Coates.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 10, 2005
movies
eye 17,791
favorite 8
comment 2

Footage of the Pittsburgh flood of 1936.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 5, 2006
movies
eye 1,798
favorite 0
comment 3

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 26, 2008
movies
eye 2,189
favorite 5
comment 3

Shows how the U S Customs Service protects foreign trade and prevents goods from entering the country illegally. Pictures inspection at ports of entry.
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 29, 2014
movies
eye 1,433
favorite 0
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 2,145
favorite 3
comment 3

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 2,795
favorite 2
comment 4

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 23, 2005
movies
eye 1,513
favorite 1
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 2,140
favorite 2
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 3, 2010
movies
eye 13,069
favorite 10
comment 4

Warnings of drinking and driving, speeding, approaching a stopped school bus, the dangers of signal jumping "usually jumping into trouble", driving too slowly, drowsiness, driving on street car tracks, getting stuck in sand or mud.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 16, 2008
movies
eye 24,775
favorite 22
comment 3

County Fair Bread Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 2, 2013
movies
eye 19,987
favorite 28
comment 9

Beer promotional film. "Sparkling, golden, pure, refreshing, a beverage as old as history."
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 16, 2008
movies
eye 8,929
favorite 2
comment 3

Crest Toothpaste TV Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 31, 2016
movies
eye 58,193
favorite 28
comment 10

Folgers Coffee TV Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
May 14, 2009
movies
eye 13,535
favorite 4
comment 5

Commercial for 409 Bathroom Cleaner
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 29, 2014
movies
eye 2,429
favorite 1
comment 3

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
May 18, 2010
movies
eye 16,957
favorite 10
comment 6

Montclair Cigarettes TV Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 3, 2005
movies
eye 1,523
favorite 0
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Cooking - movies
Sep 27, 2008
movies
eye 20,573
favorite 7
comment 6

Pillsbury Cake Mix Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 16, 2008
movies
eye 11,127
favorite 3
comment 4

Old Virginia Preserves Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
May 19, 2017
movies
eye 15,600
favorite 46
comment 4

Portrays a young college student who smokes marijuana from time to time, usually with friends, for social relaxation. Raises such questions as why does she turn on, how does she view the drug culture and to what extent does the occasional use of marijuana effect her lifestyle, ambitions and self-perception.
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 5, 2018
movies
eye 3,594
favorite 12
comment 4

Portrays life in areas of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona. Refers to the topography, rainfall, stock raising and mining industries.
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 19, 2005
movies
eye 2,657
favorite 4
comment 3

Discusses the problem of capable boys who are lost to engineering because of their misconceptions about the type of work involved. Stresses the importance of high school background, testing and counseling. Narrator: E.R. Buuman.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 8,264
favorite 11
comment 5

An adolescent girl in a small town tests her democratic heritage when she pretends to be Jewish and encounters prejudice. She explores the problem of antiSemitism by reading her diary at a PTA meeting.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 23,212
favorite 22
comment 6

An adolescent girl in a small town tests her democratic heritage when she pretends to be Jewish and encounters prejudice. She explores the problem of antiSemitism by reading her diary at a PTA meeting.
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 31, 2016
movies
eye 54,309
favorite 16
comment 6

AMC Jeep Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Mar 26, 2012
movies
eye 29,833
favorite 29
comment 8

Illustrates how people walk in streets like the alphabet. Shows among others the G-Walker, who doesn't look where he's going but says 'Gee, look at that,' the Y-Walker, who says 'Why walk when you can hitch a ride' and the familiar J-Walker.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 30, 2003
movies
eye 9,370
favorite 12
comment 3

Makes the case for peaceful applications of "nuclear science" (atomic energy) in industry, medicine and botany. Produced with the cooperation of Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc. Paramount News, U.S. Information Agency and U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 10, 2006
movies
eye 3,455
favorite 8
comment 2

Opens with a shot of an hourglass which leads into a montage of various household appliances and then moves into a discussion of how DuPont "makes life more liveable." The rest of the film tracks the manufacturing of rayon from raw material to finished product.
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 18, 2011
movies
eye 20,279
favorite 24
comment 5

Made possible as a public service by University of California Extension Media Center, United Gas Corporation, and Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation. Cooperation of WKY-TV, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 28, 2009
movies
eye 9,952
favorite 18
comment 7

Television manufacturing at RCA's New Jersey plant. Includes scenes of design, engineering and quality control. Great scenes of TVs with flickering test patterns.
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 15, 2011
movies
eye 6,740
favorite 7
comment 3

Importance of cleanliness in fields of science & medicine as protection against disease. Washing hands, bathing, showers, brushing teeth & hair, care of skin, eating proper foods, drinking water, caring for clothes as desirable habits.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 24, 2011
movies
eye 10,675
favorite 22
comment 6

Tells the story of Jeanne, a popular pretty girl until speed and an accident ruin her life. Directed by Lewis D. Collins. Story by Bruce Henry. With Richard (Dick) York (Nick); Joan Taylor (Jeanne Dawson); and Robert Stern (Larry Gray). Winner of the annual award of the National Committee on Films for Safety as 1949's best non-theatrical picture.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 16, 2010
movies
eye 11,085
favorite 12
comment 8

A Jam Handy "comedy" short sponsored by Chevrolet that touts modern car design's impact on safe driving.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 1,691
favorite 3
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 31, 2004
movies
eye 2,011
favorite 2
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 1,449
favorite 1
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 23, 2005
movies
eye 2,656
favorite 6
comment 1

Very detailed film showing the intricacies of tire manufacture. Much hand processing is done, many, many steps.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 3,435
favorite 1
comment 1

From Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 20, 2007
movies
eye 4,048
favorite 5
comment 3

Reviews America's march to higher standards of living, greater income for her people and more leisure to enjoy the good things of life. Narrated by Lowell Thomas.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 4,853
favorite 2
comment 4

From Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 10,074
favorite 12
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 20, 2018
movies
eye 7,311
favorite 12
comment 3

Andy, a little orangutan, conducts a tour through the Bronx Zoo. He visits a series of animals, some familiar and some strange, whose names begin with the different letters of the alphabet. Beginning and ending with a musical background of children.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 3, 2006
movies
eye 13,450
favorite 11
comment 3

Traces the development of the diesel from the Otto 'SILENT' gas engine of 1877, through Rudolph Diesel's engine, to the machines that now drive ships, trains, tractors, trucks and cars.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 24, 2009
movies
eye 10,540
favorite 1
comment 4

Crest Toothpaste TV Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 19, 2005
movies
eye 2,014
favorite 1
comment 2

Discusses the problem of capable boys who are lost to engineering because of their misconceptions about the type of work involved. Stresses the importance of high school background, testing and counseling. Narrator: E.R. Buuman.
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Prelinger Archives
Nov 2, 2003
movies
eye 2,981
favorite 6
comment 1

Presents a U. S. Department of Agriculture's consumer meat specialist who gives valuable tips on buying and preparing meat by using the USDA grades of quality.
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Prelinger Archives
Sep 3, 2011
movies
eye 141,488
favorite 54
comment 19

A kinescope of the John F Kennedy and Richard M Nixon presidential debate.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 28, 2010
movies
eye 2,697
favorite 6
comment 4

Made by Ken Smith from Prelinger Archives footage.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 25, 2007
movies
eye 6,209
favorite 7
comment 4

Depicts actual construction progress throughout the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System during 1967-68, emphasizing the original and continuing aims of the district--to provide safe, fast, economical and comfortable mass transit, thereby eliminating traffic congestion and preserving the beauty and character of the area.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 20, 2008
movies
eye 3,119
favorite 3
comment 4

Produced for American audiences. Describes how Israel is a democracy just like the United States.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 11, 2010
movies
eye 15,933
favorite 21
comment 5

An overall picture of the background, development and technical advances made by the motion picture industry through the years. Includes Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Al Jolson, John Barrymore and others.
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Prelinger Archives
Jul 6, 2010
movies
eye 28,094
favorite 20
comment 8

Illustrates a series of psychogenic diseases and attempts to relate them to the infants' relationships with their mothers.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 2, 2006
movies
eye 5,180
favorite 11
comment 3

Jean's mother plans a surprise party for Jean on her sixth birthday. While Jean and Frank are on an errand, Jean's friends come, hide and surprise her when she gets back. Associate Producers: John W. Barnes and Gordon Weisenborn. In collaboration with Willard Abraham, Ph.D., Roosevelt College. From the Primary Reading series.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 16, 2008
movies
eye 8,593
favorite 3
comment 3

Micrin Mouthwash TV Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 7, 2012
movies
eye 27,226
favorite 14
comment 6

Beech-Nut Baby Food TV Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 29, 2014
movies
eye 3,327
favorite 1
comment 3

Part of the "Americans at Work Series."
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 25, 2012
movies
eye 4,996
favorite 5
comment 4

Patty Garman carelessly runs onto a crowded highway and is hit by a car. The details of her treatment and recovery are shown. Produced and Photographed by Emily Benton Frith. Commentator: Don McNamara. Sound by Telefilm.
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Prelinger Archives
Jul 27, 2006
movies
eye 3,425
favorite 0
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 25, 2003
movies
eye 7,569
favorite 16
comment 2

The story of how oil is brought to the earth's surface and turned into power. Emphasizes the men who work in the oil industry and the significance of oil as a source of power and heat in today's modern world.
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Prelinger Archives
Nov 26, 2003
movies
eye 20,009
favorite 26
comment 2

Animated story of man's conquest of the soil through the ages with background of narration and ballads. Starts with prehistoric times and ends in the present, showing how oil-powered machines have banished the threat of famine.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 23, 2010
movies
eye 11,606
favorite 5
comment 5

Promotional film aimed at car customers. The film focuses on the toughness of Chevrolet cars and the pleasantness and excellent quality of the repair staff at your local dealership.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 16, 2008
movies
eye 10,233
favorite 1
comment 2

Fischers Bread Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 10, 2004
movies
eye 1,383
favorite 2
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Sep 11, 2005
movies
eye 5,771
favorite 2
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 20, 2003
movies
eye 5,457
favorite 7
comment 2

Explores the effects of the advent of the motor car in America and some of the motorist's early problems, including frail, flat tires and frequent breakdowns. Newsreel compilation - original title "Coming of the Auto"
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 29, 2014
movies
eye 5,723
favorite 7
comment 4

John F. Kennedy and other dignitaries review the second fleet and second marine division in action. Superb material of combat aircraft, battleships, carriers, sailors, marines. President Kennedy (JFK) speaks to audience of Navy personnel. Great color
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 13, 2008
movies
eye 2,980
favorite 4
comment 4

Produced and Directed: Byron Roudabush. Photography: John Bessor; Editor: George Merriken; Script: Oeveste Granducci; Voice of George Washington: Raine Bennett
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Prelinger Archives
Mar 16, 2011
movies
eye 57,669
favorite 49
comment 9

Footage of World Trade Center from a work print
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 25, 2005
movies
eye 19,772
favorite 22
comment 2

Shows the seven glands that regulate human life and growth with emphasis on the pituitary and sex glands. Outlines changes that take place in the bodies of boys and girls.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 1, 2009
movies
eye 16,049
favorite 2
comment 2

AN EXPLANATION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF THE NEW VACUUM GEARSHIFT, AND HOW IT CONTRIBUTES TO COMFORT, EASE OF DRIVING, & SAFETY.
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Prelinger Archives
Jan 7, 2012
movies
eye 12,581
favorite 4
comment 4

Sweeta Sweetener Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 23, 2004
movies
eye 1,897
favorite 4
comment 1

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 20, 2010
movies
eye 4,055
favorite 7
comment 3

Newsday was begun in 1940 in Long Island and this film shows the paper's role in the growth of the community and many shots of historical Long Island. It also conveys Newsday's approach to journalism.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 1, 2016
movies
eye 4,301
favorite 11
comment 5

This is a silent print of the film which shows how telephone transmission lines are used to convey network programs to radio stations located in various sections of the country.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 6, 2014
movies
eye 19,083
favorite 6
comment 7

Television commercial for Scotties Facial tissues.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 15, 2010
movies
eye 2,951
favorite 2
comment 4

Provides a re-enactment in which Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address. Pictures a discussion of the ceremony days later by the president's contemporaries.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 4, 2009
movies
eye 3,233
favorite 4
comment 3

Texaco sales film aimed at Texaco dealers, introducing a new high octane gasoline with the additive "Petrox." Excellent cutaway engine illustrates pistons in use; also good animation of same. Shows advertising in support of product roll-out.
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Prelinger Archives
Sep 5, 2003
movies
eye 2,478
favorite 1
comment 1

Newsday was begun in 1940 in Long Island and this film shows the paper's role in the growth of the community and many shots of historical Long Island. It also conveys Newsday's approach to journalism.
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Prelinger Archives
Aug 27, 2018
movies
eye 6,395
favorite 12
comment 6

British film that convinces office workers to help fill the need for factory workers.
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Prelinger Archives
Sep 23, 2003
movies
eye 2,591
favorite 3
comment 1

Shows what is done by doctors and quarantine inspectors at harbors, airfields and border stations to prevent the spread of disease by persons entering the United States.
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Prelinger Archives
May 16, 2014
movies
eye 11,377
favorite 19
comment 13

Shows how an 11-year old boy and his brothers share each other's interests and activities. Shows projects such as building a tree house, baking cookies and coloring Easter eggs. Suggests the character-building value of experimenting, creating and doing a job well.
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Prelinger Archives
Jul 27, 2015
movies
eye 512,737
favorite 148
comment 8

Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 22, 2003
movies
eye 4,883
favorite 14
comment 2

Shows that cities' approaches are marred by billboards and neon signs. Intimates that a demanding citizenry can have these unsightly signs removed.
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 9, 2012
movies
eye 3,058
favorite 11
comment 3

Shows that cities' approaches are marred by billboards and neon signs. Intimates that a demanding citizenry can have these unsightly signs removed.
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 12, 2003
movies
eye 11,262
favorite 13
comment 3

Visits the Roberson Hereford Ranch in Gunnison, Colorado. Includes scenes of a rodeo, the drive to summer pastures and winter feeding in raging blizzards.
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Prelinger Archives
Mar 16, 2014
movies
eye 114,967
favorite 32
comment 10

Explains the reasoning behind attractive and correct tea-table arranging. One of the satellite films that accompanied Let's Give a Tea. See also Arranging a Buffet Supper.
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 3, 2016
movies
eye 45,614
favorite 18
comment 7

Essentially a summary of work analysis films which were taken by Frank B. Gilbreth between 1910 and 1924 showing a number of industrial operations from which the motion study technique was developed.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 28, 2014
movies
eye 2,458
favorite 1
comment 4

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Jun 14, 2006
movies
eye 1,917
favorite 3
comment 2

from Stillman Fires Collection.
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 18, 2012
movies
eye 2,473
favorite 2
comment 3

Shows the work of the United States Customs Service on the Canadian border, on the Mexican border, and in the eastern and western harbors of the United States. Produced and directed by Emily Benton Frith. Narrator: Don McNamara.
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Prelinger Archives
Apr 23, 2016
movies
eye 16,526
favorite 18
comment 7

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Prelinger Archives
Aug 24, 2009
movies
eye 2,927
favorite 0
comment 4

Dentu-Creme TV Commercial
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Prelinger Archives
Dec 10, 2012
movies
eye 16,843
favorite 10
comment 3

Uses narration by a teen-ager to show how a hot-rod club contributes to safe driving through its strict membership rules and restriction of speed runs to 'DRAG STRIPS.'.
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